HCMC – The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) estimated that some 1.1 million tons of goods were transported overseas by air this year, soaring 21.3% from 2020.
The CAAV said Vietnamese and foreign air carriers had to use passenger aircraft to transport goods.
In contrast, international air passenger transport has been severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The CAAV estimated Vietnam’s international air passenger number this year at 500,000, falling 93% year-on-year.
According to the CAAV, the airport slot allocation and management at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCMC and the Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, which are the country’s biggest airports, have been implemented effectively and transparently, resulting in a consensus from airlines, airports, aviation management units and related agencies.
Besides, the CAAV has frequently inspected and reviewed the progress of projects on upgrading runways and taxiways at the Tan Son Nhat and Noi Bai international airports.
In terms of digital transformation, the CAAV has switched from traditional working methods to online working using a digital platform that integrates the functions of an electronic office. It has also put into use some specialized applications that serve management works.